Bursaries

The bursaries listed below are administered by Financial Aid and are subject to the availability of funding each year. We also encourage you to apply for Georgian’s more than 750 awards and scholarships, with a combined total of over $750,000 – and they’re not just for students with high grades!

Georgian Bursary

What is the Georgian Bursary?

Georgian College has established a bursary fund to aid eligible students who have applied for OSAP and require additional assistance in funding postsecondary expenses.

  • The bursary is valued at a minimum of $500, though the value can vary from term to term as funds permit.
  • The bursary will be applied as a payment toward any outstanding balance with the college, or as a deposit toward the following semester’s tuition (if applicable).
  • Students in a one-term program (September to December) are eligible to receive a bursary in the fall term.
  • Students in a two or three-term program are eligible to receive a bursary in the winter or summer term.
  • Apply once per academic year.

Who is eligible?

  • You must have completed an OSAP application for the current academic year.
  • You must be enrolled full-time in the current academic year and be in good standing.

What are the deadlines?

  • Fall: Oct. 15, 2018
  • Winter: Feb. 15, 2019
  • Summer: June 15, 2019

What information do I need to fill out this form?

  • Income and resources (student/spouse income, government benefits, etc.)
  • Expenses (tuition costs, rent, food, utilities, travel, etc.)
  • Georgian student number
  • Program name
  • Address
  • Phone number
  • Email address
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Indigenous Student Bursary


The Indigenous Student Bursary provides aid to Indigenous students in financial need who are attending either:

  • Publicly-assisted colleges and universities in Ontario
  • An approved Indigenous institution in Ontario

Eligibility criteria

  • You must be considered an Ontario resident:
    • Resident of Ontario for a minimum of 12 months prior to the first day of study at Georgian College.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person.
  • You must be enrolled in the current academic year of study in a postsecondary program and be in good academic standing.
  • You must be an Indigenous student who has self-identified with the college:
    • If you have not self-identified, please email Kathy Marsden or phone 705.728.1968, ext. 1316.
  • You must demonstrate financial need on the budget provided and complete the Indigenous Student Bursary application in full.

Deadline

This application deadline is the last business day in January. Eligibility of bursary will be confirmed pending funding approvals by the Ministry.

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Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary

Eligibility criteria

  • Open to students in financial need who are of Métis ancestry and are enrolled in any year, in any program, at any Georgian College campus.
  • The Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary Application form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid office c/o Georgian College Barrie Campus, One Georgian Dr., Barrie ON L4M 3X9.
  • Award recipients are determined by the Métis Nation of Ontario in co-operation with the Financial Aid office, Georgian College.

Deadline

The application deadline is the last business day in January.

Submitting your application

Download the Métis Nation of Ontario Bursary Application Form in English or French.

NOTE: when you have completed the application, please submit it directly to the Financial Aid office, Georgian College.

Ontario First Generation Bursary

First Generation students studying at a public Ontario college or university are considered for this bursary. To be eligible, a student must not have parents who attended postsecondary studies.

 Eligibility criteria

  • You must be considered an Ontario resident:
    • Resident of Ontario for a minimum of 12 months prior to the first day of study at Georgian College.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or protected person.
  • You must be a student whose parents have never attended part- or full-time postsecondary studies in Canada or elsewhere.
  • You must have completed an OSAP application for the current academic year:
    • You do not need to have been approved or use the funding; however, you need to have applied.
  • You must be enrolled in the current academic year of study in a postsecondary program and be in good standing.
  • You must demonstrate financial need on the budget provided and complete the Ontario First Generation Bursary application in full.

PLEASE NOTE: students enrolled in second-entry programs, graduate or professional programs, as well as students receiving assistance through the Second Career program, are NOT eligible for this bursary.

Deadline

This application deadline is the last business day in January. Eligibility of bursary will be confirmed pending funding approvals by the Ministry.

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Quick Links

Contact Financial Aid

Financial Aid provides a centralized service located at the Barrie and Orillia campuses within the Office of the Registrar. Office hours in Barrie are Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Staff members in the Office of the Registrar at our other campus locations are available to assist with general inquiries.

Financial Aid at the Orillia Campus is located in room A100A within the Office of the Registrar. Office hours in Orillia are Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. NOTE:  Please call or email the office if you require service and we will respond within one business day. If you would like to make an appointment in Orillia, you are encouraged to call ahead and book an appointment if you are travelling to our campus for service.

Georgian College Financial Aid staff